Stranded In Stereo: Eels Announce Useless (not really) Tour

Friday, February 1, 2008

Eels Announce Useless (not really) Tour

Fresh on the heels of last week's release of the Essential Eels best of and Useless Trinkets rarities set, Eels have announced U.S. dates for their upcoming An Evening With Eels tour. Starting a mere three days after the European dates wrap in Paris, E and the rest of the recent live incarnation (or is he going solo? No one knows) will start in Philadelphia and go up the coast, west through Canada, and then back down and west through the rest of the states, heading home to California to wrap things up. The band will also, as always, kick things off with a warm up show at the Galaxy Theater before the European tour on Valentine's Day. This coming from a band who has a song called "I'm Going To Stop Pretending That I Didn't Break Your Heart." How fitting.

In other E news, I'm certain I also mentioned last week that his book, Things The Grandchildren Should Know, was published in the UK where it has already heralded the bestseller title before it. My copy came in the mail yesterday, and I really haven't wanted to put it down. Early on, it shows E's days of junior high and high school, his first interaction with women, and rather interesting incidents that has adolescent E having two court cases in one day. And another very interesting tale about this time he was caught in the bushes, I won't give that away, though. If you don't feel like buying it via Amazon UK, it will be published in the U.S. this fall.

A Not-So-Useless Tour:

02/14 Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theater
03/28 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
03/29 Washington, DC @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue

03/31 Boston, MA @ Somerville Theatre

04/01 New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
04/02 New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
04/04 Toronto, ONT @ The Mod

04/05 Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
04/06 Chicago, IL @ Park West
04/07 Minneapolis, MN @ Pantages Theatre
04/09 Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
04/11 Seattle, WA @ Showbox Theatre
04/13 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
04/14 San Francisco, CA @ Palace Of Fine Arts
04/16 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theater

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